Find some anti-immigrant person here. It ain’t me. I like immigration. I just like the rule of law.
But do you want to change the laws?
Most Americans do. Its just your Congress that really doesn't want to do anything that reflects what Americans want.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/bowmanmars ... 2aa2f624e6
Virtually every recent poll shows that the majority of Americans believe that illegal immigrants currently living in the United States should be given a chance to remain here legally. Fifty-nine percent in a new Quinnipiac poll of registered voters said they should be allowed to stay in the United States and to eventually apply for citizenship, and 9 percent said they should be allowed to stay but not to apply for citizenship. A quarter said they should be required to leave. In the exit polls in 2012 and 2016, 65 and 70 percent, respectively, of voters checked a box saying “illegal immigrants should be offered a chance to apply for legal status.” Twenty-eight and 25 percent, respectively, said they should be “deported to the country they came from.
When government isn't responsive to the will of the people, then some will use the complexities and vagaries of the American system of governance to enforce their own will. That's what the phenomenon of Sanctuary cities and local law resisting ICE is all about.
BTW: I read the GAO report that RayJay offered. It's methodology is exceptionally convoluted. Whenever databases are related, in order to extrapolate information that isn't specifically noted in either - then I think you are inferring a confidence that shouldn't be. Especially when the source data technique varies at least a little in almost every State. We never used those techniques in advertising even when looking for marketing data on products..
Be that as it may, is it reasonable that the incidence of murder charges be 5 to 8% for illegal aliens held in jails everywhere but New York State. where for some reason the number jumps to 27%?
When you see a data point like that jump out, without any explanation provided, you have to wonder about the reliability of the methodology... (They also seem to conflate "murder charges"(jail population data ) with "Murder convictions" ... (published data)
Be that what is may, considering that this research document has sunk into obscurity, and isn't referenced every day - considering its startling conclusions - it is probable that no one really trusts it...
On the other hand we do have daa that indicates the opposite of what the GAO report provided ...
There is no correlation between increased immigration and crime. or between illegal immigration and crime.
Nationally, from 1990 to 2010, the violent crime rate declined almost 45 percent and the property crime rate fell 42 percent, even as the number of undocumented immigrants more than tripled. According to the conservative Americas Majority Foundation, crime rates from 1999 to 2006 were lowest in states with the highest immigration growth rates. During that period, the total crime rate fell 14 percent in the 19 top immigration states, compared to only 7 percent in the other 31. Truth is, foreign-born people in America—whether they are naturalized citizens, permanent residents or undocumented—are incarcerated at a much lower rate than native-born Americans, according to the National Institute of Corrections.
”… violence tended to decrease as metropolitan areas experienced gains in their concentration of immigrants..”
None of the granular debate really matters anyway, if politicians in Washington don't represent the will of the people through their legislation...